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Charissa Arsaoui is a freelance writer with a love for thrift. She contributes to many different personal finance blogs.

Want to Travel the World? How About Travel the World on $50 a Day.

Want to Travel the World? How About Travel the World on $50 a Day.

Tweet Can a Person Really Travel Comfortably on $50 a Day? Can a person travel the world comfortably on $50 a day?  Is it possible in all areas of the globe or just cheaper destinations like Southeast Asia, China, India, and Central America?  Blogger and frequent flier, Matt Kepnes, seems to believe so.  His website, […]

Rabbit TV Review, TV on the Internet

Rabbit TV Review, TV on the Internet

Tweet I recently bought a device called Rabbit TV.  Reminiscent of the Magic Jack, this handy gadget plugs into the USB port on your desktop or laptop computer and gives you access to over 5,000 Internet TV channels, 25,000 movies, and 50,000 radio stations for free.  Just plug it in, download the software, register your […]

What You Need to Do to Prepare for Volunteer Work Abroad

What You Need to Do to Prepare for Volunteer Work Abroad

Tweet Volunteers provide valuable services to organizations and charities around the world.  Without the manpower of these individuals, there wouldn’t be enough time in the day to do an enormous amount of good in other countries.  With this in mind, volunteers are highly revered for the work that they do and rightfully so.  Behind every […]

Got Extra Space in Your Home?  Rent It Out!

Got Extra Space in Your Home? Rent It Out!

Tweet     Do you find yourself dreaming of new ways to make extra money to pay-off your credit cards or your mortgage? Have you thought about how much it costs you to own your home? Now is the time to think about ways your home can make a profit for you. It is time […]

Living without money, Is it really possible?

Living without money, Is it really possible?

Tweet A while back, I wrote about Mark Boyle (aka The Moneyless Man) and his year-long experimentation of living life without money in the UK.  It seems that this phenomenon is catching because a recent article on Yahoo Voices featured a Berlin couple and their 18-month-old who live entirely on the goodwill of others.  Raphael […]

Five Things You Should Stop Spending Money on Today!

Five Things You Should Stop Spending Money on Today!

Tweet   Do you have a hole in your pocket that cash passes through? Have no idea why you don’t have any extra money to save each pay period? Are you still making impulse purchases? If you are, that’s likely the cause of your financial distress. I have run into countless people who spend like […]

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with These Free and Cheap Apps

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with These Free and Cheap Apps

Tweet It’s the New Year and there’s nothing that you want more than to stick to a resolution. You may have failed at dieting and budgeting in years past but 2013′s going to be different, right? I’m every bit as optimistic as you when it comes to goal setting and that’s why I decided to […]

Shift Your Habit to Save Money and the Planet

Shift Your Habit to Save Money and the Planet

Tweet Did you know that a simple shift in your habits will help you save money and the planet?  You heard that right.  You don’t have to radically change your lifestyle to start making a difference in the world.  Shift Your Habit by Elizabeth Rogers tells you just how.  The 279 page book published by […]

10 Unique Christmas Gifts for Men

10 Unique Christmas Gifts for Men

Tweet This holiday season think outside-the-box and give the men in your life something other than a tie, fishing pole, or other equally dissatisfying object.  Use your imagination to give the type of gift that the receiver will actually use and appreciate. Here are some unusual gifts for him that he’ll really love and would […]

How to Be a Good Thrift Store Shopper

How to Be a Good Thrift Store Shopper

Tweet Thrift Shopping the Right Way Oh how I love a good thrift store.  The Goodwill in Seattle was as large as the biggest department store I’ve ever stepped foot in.  There were literally aisle upon aisles of merchandise to choose from.  The book section was impressive, be sure to check out these amazing books.  […]